Remember when we were young
We got so good at being bad
We would shake responsibilities so carefully
And would protect everything we had

We'd spend our days outside
Waiting for the sun to set so our stars could shine
And we would dream of better times

Maybe I was holding on too tight

Every day
I get lost in a world that's in the way
I'm who I am, the wannabe
'Cause when I think about memories
I never seem to see the missing piece
And now I'm starting to believe
That it was always me

I try not to panic
But panic is all I can do when I feel confused
I'm drowning fast in all of the sad excuses I have used

'Cause all the lost balloons
That you and I let go too soon
Were much too ?? to see

Every day
I get lost in a world that's in the way
I'm who I am, the wannabe
'Cause when I think about memories
I never seem to see the missing piece
And now I'm starting to believe
That it was always me
Was it always me?

It's something so risky
Something I'll never feel
Maybe some day in time I will understand
But the tables are turning
And both ends are burning
I think it's okay 'cause the burning is all I am

Have I been standing in the dark too long to tell?
Have I been living with my eyes shut tight?
Or just hiding far too ?

Every day
I get lost in a world that's in the way
I'm who I am, the wannabe
'Cause when I think about memories
I never seem to see the missing piece
And now I'm starting to believe
That it was always me
I know it was always me


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    Lyric Correctionin the chorus, i hear:
    "Every day
    I get lost in a world that’s in the way
    OF who I am AND wanna be"

    and:
    "'Cause all the lost balloons
    That you and I let go too soon
    Were much too HIGH to see"

    and after the guitar solo, "real" instead of "risky"? maybe? im not sure, though.
    and after that part, before the last chorus, "or just hiding far too WELL?"

    hope that helps!
    ohhmelodieson March 10, 2011   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionAll the corrections above are correct.

    Also "I'm drowning fast in all of the sad excuses I have used" It's i abused. :)

    Withlovehollieon March 23, 2011   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionRemember when we were young
    We got so good at being bad
    We would shake responsibility so carefully
    And would protect everything we had

    We spent our days outside
    Waiting for the sun to set so our stars could shine
    And we would dream of better times

    Maybe I was holding on too tight

    (chorus)
    Every day, I get lost in a world that’s in the way
    Of who I am & wanna be
    Cause when I think of all the memories,
    I never seem to see the missing piece
    And now I’m starting to believe
    That it was always me

    I try not to panic
    But panic is all I can do when I feel confused
    I’m drowning fast in all of those sad excuses I abused

    Cause all the lost balloons that you and I let go too soon
    Were much too high to see

    (chorus)
    Every day, I get lost in a world that’s in the way
    Of who I am & wanna be
    Cause when I think of all the memories,
    I never seem to see the missing piece
    And now I’m starting to believe
    That it was always me

    (bridge)
    It’s something so real
    Something I’ll never feel
    Maybe something in time I will understand
    But the tables are turning
    And both ends are burning
    I think it’s okay cause the burning is all I have

    Have I been standing in the dark too long to tell
    If I’ve been living with my eyes shut tight or just hiding far too well

    (chorus)
    Every day, I get lost in a world that’s in the way
    Of who I am & wanna be
    Cause when I think of all the memories,
    I never seem to see the missing piece
    And now I’m starting to believe
    That it was always me

    I know it was always me

    Here's the correct lyrics(from the bands tumblr):)
    Withlovehollieon March 23, 2011   Link

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